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1. The Viking (1931)

Passed | 75 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Luke, a young sailor and fisherman, who thinks he is jinx-ridden, has to be persuaded, and taunted,before he will join a sealing-expedition in the Artic; first by his sweetheart, so he can ... See full summary »

Directors: Varick Frissell, George Melford | Stars: Charles Starrett, Louise Huntington, Arthur Vinton, Bob Bartlett

Votes: 136

2. The Rowdyman (1972)

95 min | Drama

A man who refuses to grow up and take responsibility has his world crash down on him when his friends suffer as a result of his antics.

Director: Peter Carter | Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Frank Converse, Will Geer, Linda Goranson

Votes: 132

3. Orca (1977)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

27 Metascore

A hunter squares off against a killer whale seeking vengeance for the death of its mate.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, Bo Derek

Votes: 10,100 | Gross: $14.72M

4. Bayo (1985)

99 min | Drama

Sharon and her ten year old son Bayo live in Tickle Cove on the shores of Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland like generations of their family have before them. Sharon hates her life there. She ... See full summary »

Director: Mort Ransen | Stars: Ed McNamara, Patricia Phillips, Stephen McGrath, Hugh Webster

Votes: 41

5. The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood (1986)

110 min | Comedy

Faustus is a clerk in the St. Johns, Newfoundland department of education. He dreams of becoming ruler of Newfoundland and staging a secession from Canada. Back in the real world, Faustus' ... See full summary »

Directors: Andy Jones, Michael Jones | Stars: Andy Jones, Greg Malone, Robert Joy, Brian Downey

Votes: 57

6. John and the Missus (1987)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama

A small Canadian town is devasted when a local mine--the town's only source of income--is closed. One man incurs the wrath of the townsmen when he stubbornly refuses the small amount of ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Pinsent | Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Jackie Burroughs, Randy Follett, Jessica Steen

Votes: 95

7. Welcome to Canada (1989)

89 min | Drama

Newfoundlanders share their food, culture, and homes with a group of Tamil refugees found off the coast.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Noreen Power, Brendan Foley, Kasivisanathan Karthigasoo, Kumaraselvy Karthigasoo

Votes: 19

8. The Boys of St. Vincent (1992 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley, Philip Dinn

Votes: 1,552 | Gross: $0.20M

9. The Boys of St. Vincent: 15 Years Later (1992 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Drama

Fifteen years after the events of The Boys of St. Vincent took place, the various boys involved are brought in to testify against the brothers, now finally standing trial, who assaulted ... See full summary »

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Henry Czerny, Sebastian Spence, Lise Roy, David Hewlett

Votes: 471

10. The Legend of the North Wind (1992)

74 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

Atanasio attempts to liberate the powers of the mythical North Wind in Terranova while Watuna, Ane and Peiot, descendants of those who trapped the North Wind in a pot, try to defeat him before he achieves his purpose.

Directors: Maite Ruiz de Austri, Carlos Varela, Juan Bautista Berasategi | Stars: Damián Velasco, Chelo Vivares, Gonzalo Durán, Isabel Fernández

Votes: 50

11. Secret Nation (1992)

110 min | Drama, History

A graduate history student returns to her native Newfoundland, searching for proof of a conspiracy surrounding the referendum that saw Newfoundland join Canada.

Director: Michael Jones | Stars: Cathy Jones, Mary Walsh, Michael Wade, Rick Mercer

Votes: 81

12. Extraordinary Visitor (1998)

87 min | Comedy

As the new millennium approaches, God considers pulling the plug on the planet unless St. John the Baptist finds a reason to spare humanity. John travels to the Newfoundland city that bears... See full summary »

Director: John W. Doyle | Stars: Mary Walsh, Andy Jones, Raoul Bhaneja, Jordan Canning

Votes: 78

13. Misery Harbour (1999)

100 min | Drama

Oslo, 1932. Espen Arnakke, an up and coming Danish born writer who only writes non-fiction, is constantly butting heads with book critic Johan Hoeg, who has not been impressed by anything ... See full summary »

Director: Nils Gaup | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Stuart Graham, Anneke von der Lippe, Bjørn Floberg

Votes: 358

16. Rare Birds (2001)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

60 Metascore

A down-and-out restaurateur and his neighbor hatch a plan to lure luminaries to their small Newfoundland town.

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson | Stars: William Hurt, Andy Jones, Molly Parker, Vicky Hynes

Votes: 1,546

17. The Shipping News (2001)

R | 111 min | Drama

47 Metascore

An emotionally beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 31,449 | Gross: $11.43M

18. Random Passage (2002– )

360 min | Drama

This film follows a courageous woman's journey from servitude in England to the harsh life of Outport Newfoundland. Along the way she endures many hardships, including attempted rape and ... See full summary »

Stars: Colm Meaney, Aoife McMahon, Deborah Pollitt, Daniel Payne

Votes: 173

19. Above and Beyond (2006– )

Drama, War

True Story about the Atlantic Ferry Operation during World War II.

Stars: Peter MacNeill, Robert Wisden, Jason Priestley, Joss Ackland

Votes: 196

20. Heyday! (2006 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Fantasy

It's 1945, and 16-year-old Terry dreams of waiting tables at the Airlines Hotel in Gander, "Gateway to the World at War!". When his mother becomes ill and their house is quarantined, Terry conjures up the hotel world to keep his fears at bay, complete with a spy mystery and a romance with the vivacious Laurie Dwyer. But with a war outside and death upstairs, Terry must choose between boyhood ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Pinsent | Stars: Adam Butcher, Peter MacNeill, Joanne Kelly, Tom McCamus

Votes: 34

21. Down to the Dirt (2008)

117 min | Drama

When Keith and Natasha's relationship goes rotten, Natasha runs away to Halifax. Keith makes it his mission to track her down, only to learn things about himself that he never realized before.

Director: Justin Simms | Stars: Joel Thomas Hynes, Mylene Savoie, Robert Joy, Hugh Dillon

Votes: 118

22. Gossip (2008 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama, Romance

A woman returns to her childhood town after splitting from her husband. The town is gripped by a spree of burglaries. As she left under a cloud the town's gossipers think she might be involved.

Director: Stacey Stewart Curtis | Stars: Kelli Williams, Kris Holden-Ried, Inga Cadranel, Julia Kennedy

Votes: 127

23. Crackie (2009)

94 min | Drama

Life on the Rock never seemed easy, but for Mitsy it is especially rough. The teenager has been abandoned by her mother, a particularly unfit parent prone to both the bottle and the sex ... See full summary »

Director: Sherry White | Stars: Mary Walsh, Meghan Greeley, Cheryl Wells, Joel Thomas Hynes

Votes: 140

24. Diverted (2009 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, Thriller

On September 11th, 2001, 38 planes headed to New York City were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. A town of 9,000 took in 7,000 passengers for 4 days until American airspace reopened.

Director: Alex Chapple | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, David Suchet, Joanne Whalley, Colin Buchanan

Votes: 365

25. Grown Up Movie Star (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

The story of Ruby, 13, determined to grow up fast after her mother runs away to become a movie star, leaving Ruby with her hopelessly rural father.

Director: Adriana Maggs | Stars: Shawn Doyle, Tatiana Maslany, Julia Kennedy, Jonny Harris

Votes: 359

26. Love & Savagery (2009)

95 min | Drama, Romance

In 1969, a visiting geologist from Newfoundland arouses scandal in a small Irish village when he romances a local girl who's destined for the convent.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Allan Hawco, Sarah Greene, Louise Nicol, Martha Burns

Votes: 276

27. Fogo (2012)

Not Rated | 61 min | Drama

The deterioration of a small community in Fogo Island is forcing its inhabitants to leave and resettle. Places once occupied by humans are now becoming part of the tundra. In spite of a ... See full summary »

Director: Yulene Olaizola | Stars: Norman Foley, Ron Broders, Cameron Dwyer

Votes: 133

28. Republic of Doyle (2010–2014)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Jake Doyle and his father Malachy run a private investigations agency in St. John's, Newfoundland. Their cases involve them in all sorts of dealings - not all of them on the right side of the law.

Stars: Allan Hawco, Krystin Pellerin, Mark O'Brien, Marthe Bernard

Votes: 3,013

29. The Tentacle's Claw (2012)

68 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

A Newfoundland-made, B movie style creature feature.

Director: Michael Rigler | Stars: Tara Manuel, Mark Smallwood, Mike Payne, Jerry Etienne

Votes: 20

30. The Grand Seduction (2013)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

57 Metascore

To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary.

Director: Don McKellar | Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent

Votes: 15,109 | Gross: $3.41M

31. Hold Fast (2013)

94 min | Drama

Two teenage boys escape an unhappy home, embarking on a perilous journey of self-discovery that takes them deep into the Newfoundland wilderness.

Director: Justin Simms | Stars: Avery Ash, Mike Daly, Liam Dawson, Jane Dingle

Votes: 95

32. Cast No Shadow (2014)

85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

One wild and tumultuous summer in the life of young Jude Traynor as he attempts to navigate his way through a life of delinquency and petty crime.

Director: Christian Sparkes | Stars: Leslie Amminson, Mary-Colin Chisholm, Joel Thomas Hynes, Stephen Lush

Votes: 188

33. How to Be Deadly (2014)

88 min | Comedy

In Newfoundland, an unemployed minibike rider enters a minibike competition to win back his girlfriend.

Director: Nik Sexton | Stars: Ashley Billard, Dan Bochart, Robbie Carruthers, Sean Dalton

Votes: 78

34. Closet Monster (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

81 Metascore

A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.

Director: Stephen Dunn | Stars: Aaron Abrams, Jack Fulton, Joanne Kelly, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 7,212 | Gross: $0.04M

35. Away from Everywhere (2016)

103 min | Drama

A struggling writer emerges from rehab and reunites with his estranged brother, but soon descends into a tragic love triangle and is forced to confront a devastating reality.

Director: Justin Simms | Stars: Shawn Doyle, Bridget Wareham, George Robertson, Steve Cochrane

Votes: 25

36. Hunting Pignut (2016)

95 min | Drama

Bernice, a 15 year old misfit runs away from her rural Newfoundland community in search of Pignut, a tormented and violent gutter punk, after he steals her father's ashes right out of his urn.

Director: Martine Blue | Stars: Taylor Hickson, Joel Thomas Hynes, Jenn Brown, Lisa Machin

Votes: 38

37. Boundaries (2016)

100 min | Drama

Emily Price tries to balance family life and leading crunch negotiations between a Canadian politician and the president of a country whose natural resources are being exploited.

Director: Chloé Robichaud | Stars: Emily VanCamp, Rémy Girard, Serge Houde, Micheline Lanctôt

Votes: 197

38. Riverhead (2016)

89 min | Crime, Drama

A blood feud divides a small town in rural Newfoundland.

Director: Justin Oakey | Stars: Lawrence Barry, Stephen Oates, Stephen Lush, Andrew Kay

Votes: 88

39. Braven (2018)

R | 94 min | Action, Thriller

61 Metascore

A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.

Director: Lin Oeding | Stars: Jason Momoa, Garret Dillahunt, Jill Wagner, Stephen Lang

Votes: 25,372

40. Legends of Broken Rock: Fiddle (2018)

85 min | Fantasy

This story takes place in a small Newfoundland fishing community in 1901. The legends that adorn the out port Newfoundland lifestyle is prominent in this work. A love triangle between out port people and a fairy of popular legend ensues.

Director: Brett Vey | Stars: Brody Andrews, Emma Bastow, Claire Collins, Shannon Collins

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